A spinoff of a New Jersey restaurant, Scalini Fedeli took over what was once Bouley. There’s still an air of romance in the pretty room, with vaulted ceilings, tapered candles, plenty of antiques, and a preponderance of couples.
The food is exquisite but subtle. As you’d expect at this price point, service is formal, with the requisite fine-dining touches (amuse-bouche, petits fours, etc.). Note: The name is pronounced Yung Shik.
David Bouley has plans to make it more of its own space (walling it off, for one thing), but not a sign, and not larger—only a dozen people can dine there at a time. The experience is precious and so is the pricing—$150 for omakase.